SSIT Newsletter

The Society on Social Implications of Technology publishes a monthly newsletter.



From our most recent issue:

New SSIT Website


Over the past two months, IEEE SSIT has been rolling out a revamped website at The original url ( also redirects to the new site.

The new website provides resources and coverage of a wide variety of technology and society topics, concerns, and research, as well as detailed services and support to SSIT membership.

The main landing page of the site features access to publicly available content from IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (M-T&S), links to recent blog posts, and announcements of upcoming conferences and other events.

Drop down menus provide deeper access to an archive of M-T&S content, much of it directly available on the new site, with additional links to IEEE Xplore files of all past M-T&S articles. The publicly available “free” articles on the new site are generally the shorter, non-refereed “department” articles from M-T&S. Refereed articles from M-T&S remain behind the paywall, available only to IEEE SSIT member subscribers.

An archive of past SSIT Blog posts is also available, along with links to active SSIT social networking sites and discussions on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

The site provides easy membership and subscription links, and complete services to SSIT members such as Chapter resourcesAwards programs, and SSIT Newsletter posts.

A robust videos and podcasts section is already populated, and includes technology and society-related productions from, as well as access to Future Out Loud podcasts from the Arizona State University (ASU) School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and the Risk Innovation Lab.

Volunteer members of the SSIT New Website Committee included Laura Edelson, Jim Isaak, Terri Bookman, Lew Terman, and Phil Hall. IEEE volunteer Mike Andrews spearheaded the effort for the IEEE, and consultant/contractors at Interface Guru provided visioning workshops and design for the the site.

The site continues to be under development, with additional features to be added in the coming months.

The SSIT website committee welcomes the comments and suggestions of SSIT members and other users of the new site. Please send any thoughts to Terri Bookman at



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October 2017

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December 2016



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